May 29, 2008

Lemonade for sale


I ran across Alex's Lemonade Stand sometime last year and thought it would be a wonderful project to do with your children.
Alex's Lemonade stand was started by 4 year old Alex Scott. Alex had cancer and wanted to raise money so that doctors could find a cure to help others battling cancer. You can read about her story HERE. Sadly, Alex passed away in 2004 but her dream is still going strong. Alex's Lemonade Stand has raised over 19 million dollars!

So, get to squeezing those lemons and help your children start their own lemonade stand to raise money for a cure! Be sure to CLICK HERE for all the details.

May 27, 2008

Blowin' Bubbles

If your kids are anything like mine then they LOVE blowing bubbles.
Well, here are some creative ways to blow bubbles along with a recipe to make your own bubble mixture.
Want to make GIGANTIC bubbles? Grab a hoola hoop.....DOUBLE THE FUN!

Tiny bubbles? Drinking Straws work well for those!

*potato masher


*Fly Swatter

*Strawberry baskets

*Cookie Cutters

*slotted spoon

These all make great "Bubble" wands!
Homemade bubble mixtures
Basic Bubble Solution
One cup of water
Two tablespoons liquid dishwashing detergent
One tablespoon glycerin
One-half teaspoon sugar
Mix and use.
Giant Bubbles
6 cups water
3/4 cup corn syrup
2 cups liquid dishwashing detergent
Mix the ingredients together. Wait 4 hours before using.
Colored Bubble Recipe
One cup soap powder (Ivory Flakes Detergent)
One quart warm water
Food coloring or small amounts of tempra paint
Dissolve the soap flakes in the warm water. Add coloring. Blow bubbles onto construction paper for colorful affects!

Strawberry Umbrellas


Here's a cute little recipe to keep your kiddos cool this summer.
(courtesy of Parents magazine)
1/4 cup Simple Syrup (see below)2 cups sliced strawberries1/2 cup nonfat yogurtAssorted sprinkles (optional)
Prepare Simple Syrup according to directions.
In blender, combine strawberries with syrup and process until smooth. Transfer to large bowl, and stir in yogurt until well combined.
Divide mixture among fluted tart molds. Insert wooden pop stick into each mold. Freeze 3 hours, or until frozen through. Just before serving, roll umbrellas in sprinkles, if using.

Simple Syrup: In small saucepan, combine and simmer 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved, about 4 mins. Set saucepan in bowl of ice water until syrup is cool. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

May 26, 2008

Memorial Day


I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day and a SAFE ONE!

May 24, 2008

Creative Crayons


Our children's director at church usually does this with the crayons at the end of each year. She gathers all the broken ones (Which are a lot) and then melts them in muffin tins. The kids love coloring with them.

Here is a great tutorial for making your own: (Courtesy of Crafty Daisies)

Baby Showers

Ok, It's no secret that I love showers and birthday parties especially BABY SHOWERS! I love playing games and mingling with the expectant momma. I love to see her face beam with joy as she opens each gift and rubs her tummy. You can always guarantee a lot of oooohing and ahhhing from the guests. Well, leading up to the shower there is always a baby shower invitation. There are some great invites on the market today and most of them come from Oh.MY! Have you seen some of them? The colors are absolutely wonderful and the illustrations are so DARN CUTE. Cute little babies and baby carriages .....Who wouldn't love to stare at one of those for awhile. (The artists are simply amazing!)
I promise that you will never want to look at another store bought invitation after viewing some of these cute creations.
The prices are reasonable and of course the selection is amazing. Below are a couple of my favorites:
If you know an expectant mom be sure to pass along this great baby shower invitation information.

May 21, 2008

~Little Painted Polka Dots~

0 comments DOTS!

Little Painted Polka dots is a great little site with all sorts of products. The site definately invites you in and makes you want more. It's very easy to navigate your way through all the goodies and believe me....You will definately want to break the bank account here!

I instantly fell in love with the monogram wall plaques

and the cute little girl's tutus. (Aren't they just adorable?)

You will also find items for baby like these beautiful crosses

Or you may just want to buy something for yourself...

Whatever you are looking for you can guarantee that each piece will have a unique and personal touch. If you are not sure what you want right now then why not just pick up POLKA DOT DOLLARS (Unique gift certificates). They would also make great gifts!

So visit Little Painted Polka Dots today and be sure to tell them My Trendy Tykes sent ya!
If you shop soon you can enjoy a 10% discount and a FREE gift just by entering the code TRENDY at checkout.

May 18, 2008

Great Memorial Day ideas for the kiddos


May 17, 2008



We survived vacation and I will be back to posting on Monday!

(Have a great weekend)

May 7, 2008

*Wordless Wednesday*


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Packing and Planning


I am so excited! We will be leaving early Monday morning headed to Disney World. I am crossing my fingers for nice weather while we are there. This will be the kids very first Disney trip and they are beyond excited.
Also, don't forget about the belt giveaway. It ends tomorrow.

CLICK HERE for Disney themed craft ideas

May 1, 2008

GiGi Belts (giveaway)

As soon as I viewed this shop I just knew I had to feature it!
GiGi Belts sells cute and funky belts for toddlers. YES, belts for the wee ones!!
As most of you know there are not many belts out there for toddlers so this is a very unique venture to say the least. Having trouble keeping those pants up? Need a stylish new accessory for your kiddo? GiGi Belts has a great selection of toddler belts to choose from.........
Can't you just see your little princess in this one?
And here's one for the little dude...
Belts will fit children ages 0-12 and there are no buckles or straps so diaper changing will not be a hassle when wearing a GiGi belt.
Right now GiGi Belts is having a "Surplus" sale. So if you shop before May 4th you will receive an extra 20% off your purchase. FREE SHIPPING too!
GiGi Belts is also offering a giveaway today...
One lucky winner will receive a belt from the GiGi belts etsy shop.
All you have to do is:
*Visit GiGi Belts HERE
*Browse around and find your favorite belt
*Come back here and tell me which one is your favorite
For an extra entry all you have to do is post about this giveaway on your blog.
Giveaway will close Thursday May 8th @ 12:00 am and a winner will be announced.


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